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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This book just does not give enough tools anecdotes, real-world success metrics, and so on to practioners seeking to effect crucial changes in teams and organizations. This particular book is like a college student's summary of a field of study, yet not as complete as a "Cliff Notes" or "Scrum for Dummies" level of completeness.
If you are just curious, this book offers an okay start. If you are serious about learning "Why Scrum? Long for a pamphlet but short for a book, this is a helpful introduction to scrum.
It is clearly-written, well-organized, and includes a little gentle humor. It is probably true, as some negative reviewers claim, that the same information is available for free on the Web, but I find it helpful to have it in one place.
Using the free Kindle reader for PC I found text to be easily-readable, although for one diagram I had to squint a little. One of the more drastic transitions at my current job was formally adapting Scrum in place of an informal, best-effort approach we used before. This book helped me grasp what Scrum is really about in less than an hour. There is no filler here, no anecdotes nor reiteration. Pure content, well distilled. Just what I needed.
We have been trained more thoroughly since but it was this book which got me going. I wish more introductory books were like this one: skipping the waffle, delivering just the gist of the subject. Update: when I originally wrote the review, the book had display problems on Kindle Touch. This issue has been fixed since. The font size is very small but legible.
One could argue this is deliberate for an introductory reference material, this way it's very easy to leaf through the book. This book is a good introduction for people who may be familiar with classical waterfall project management techniques, and want to get some context around the differences when compared to the agile process.
The book is brief and easy to understand. It probably would've been more powerful if there were examples of the artifacts that are commonly used in scrum.
This book has some great information in it. It gives you exactly as promised in the title. Some typo and grammar issues were a bit distracting at times. The book only takes 20 or 30 minutes to read and collect what you need from it so it's not a big deal.
I recommend getting the 99 cent kindle version. Unless you are a fan on 55 page books and going "old school". I say get this regardless if you're doing any kind of development or lead a team in any way. It's something to get your brain in the right mind set. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
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I wish all computer books were written like this. Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer and agile coach who has been helping teams improve their happiness and productivity since the turn of the century. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and a frequent presenter at agile conferences. Hillary Louise Johnson is an author and former business journalist who has written on innovation, technology and pop culture for Inc magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction
ISBN 13: 9781937965044